Mansoor Akbar Kundi

  • TThe relations between the two countries: Pakistan and US have less been as a friend and more as of a master. President Ayub Khan probably knew it well and sensed its future menace while writing his autobiography in early 1960s Friends not Masters. He himself was a tool and the beneficiary of the ...

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  • TThe situation in Balochistan is disappointing; if not alarming. People live in panic and fear. It is fear and insecurity which rules the day in large number of cities, particularly Quetta with bomb blasts, target killing, kidnapping and threats. The settlers, having come from different parts of the ...

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  • TThe system replacing the institution of the deputy commissioner has lost its effectiveness due to flaws in the policy making. A similar case is of the office of Political Agent in FATA. It was established in 1892 at the prime of the British Rule in India in order to keep the people of the area ...

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  • TEach year has significance in the development of a nation-state. There are many indicators through which one can assess the period towards its achievement. This may be marked with stability or instability in its economic, socio-cultural and political development with natural endowment or disaster ...

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  • TThe promotion of two interests: national and public are a driving force in the development of a nation which our rulers have failed to promote - a fact accountable for larger of our woes today. National and public interests occupy permanent positions in internal and external policy making. They ...

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  • TIn international relations' analysis there are three kinds of bilateralism: Endurable, non-endurable and non-interfered. The endurable like we have with Turkey, Iran, China or between Belgium and France etc. The non-interfered is that the relationship between two may not be good or with hostile ...

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  • TThe dissolution of the NSC is a good omen. The establishment of NSC by Musharraf soon after he took over in a coup was designed to perpetuate the role of the defence forces into the country's politics. It was to enhance the role of army in politics in the country where Pakistan army out of the ...

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  • TPresident Zardari's first speech to the joint session of the Parliament as the head of the state can well be assessed as a good, succinct and balanced address in the contexts of our parliamentary history where such addresses particularly since the 90s stole thundering by opposition groups. He stole ...

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  • TThe recent move against President Musharraf's impeachment by the coalition is a watershed decision for the removal of a person having entered political corridors from back door and legitimised himself against all odds at the cost of political and economic chaos the country has been plunged since ...

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  • TWe are at a crossroad of history with a serious threat to our federation. Pakistan was supposed to be a democratic republic with federation as its major shape of government. But things have happened contrary to that during the 61 years of our existence as a nation-state. Factors have contributed ...

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  • TShahbaz Sharif's visit to Quetta as the chief minister of Punjab is a significant development in the ongoing political changes of the province. Being the CM of Punjab and frontline leader of PML-N the visit was a timely decision and appeared as a gesture of friendship, goodwill and trust building ...

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  • TIt is rightly said that every Napoleon has to see his Waterloo. Metaphorically, not everyone meeting his defeat in historical and symbolic manner as did Napoleon Bonaparte I, nevertheless has to meet his end one way or another. The same is true in case of President Musharraf whose days seem over ...

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